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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB30

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Gun Trafficking Prohibition Act

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Citizenship and naturalization: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Currency: Drug trafficking and controlled substances: Firearms and explosives: Immigration status and procedures: Organized crime: Smuggling and trafficking: U.S. Sentencing Commission: Violent crime

Description: Establishes stand-alone criminal offenses for trafficking in firearms and straw purchasing of firearms.The bill expands the categories of prohibited persons (i.e., persons barred from receiving or possessing a firearm or ammunition) to include persons who intend (1) to sell or transfer a firearm or ammunition to a prohibited person, (2) to sell or transfer a firearm to further a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense, or (3) to unlawfully export. It increases the maximum prison term for the (1) sale or transfer of a firearm to a prohibited person, or (2) receipt or possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. The bill revises the existing prohibition on transferring a firearm knowing that it will be used to commit a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense. Specifically, it broadens the scope of unlawful conduct covered by the prohibition and increases the maximum prison term for a violator. Similarly, the bill revises the existing prohibition on smuggling a firearm into the United States with the intent to unlawfully import or to promote a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense. It broadens the scope of unlawful conduct and increases the maximum prison term for a violator. Finally, the bill makes it a crime to smuggle a firearm or ammunition out of the United States, or conspire or attempt to do so, with the intent to unlawfully export or to promote a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense.

Session: 117th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: March 1, 2021

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/30/all-info

Sponsors

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20 sponsors: Bobby Rush (D); Mike Quigley (D); Theodore Deutch (D); Bennie Thompson (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Gwen Moore (D); Eleanor Norton (D); David Cicilline (D); Robin Kelly (D); Jamie Raskin (D); John Garamendi (D); Jesus Garcia (D); Madeleine Dean (D); C.A. Ruppersberger (D); Alcee Hastings (D); Alan Lowenthal (D); Stephen Lynch (D); Henry Johnson (D); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Earl Blumenauer (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 5% (20 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Mar 1, 2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
House Jan 4, 2021 Introduced in House
House Jan 4, 2021 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jan 13 2021 federal link bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

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